10 May 2020 — People and Culture Managing Director, Ruth Smyth, was featured in this article published by DiversityQ
COVID-19 could be followed by a second pandemic, namely a mental health pandemic if employers don’t start talking to staff about mental health, warns a talent advisory firm.
While the pandemic may be easing with the rise of vaccine rollouts, the mental health impact of the lockdown period on staff wellbeing cannot be ignored. Global talent outsourcing and advisory firm AMS has urged employers to take the time to engage with their workforce on mental health.
With many employees having worked remotely for over a year and a number of workplaces considering remote and hybrid working styles going forward, employers must take account of the long-term impact of working through COVID-19, such as “digital exhaustion, a lack of boundaries between work and home life and a reduction in engagement and wellbeing that is being masked by increased productivity.”...